Development of A Real-Time Vibrator Tracking System for Intelligent Concrete Consolidation

Proper consolidation of concrete is critical to the long-term strength of concrete bridge structures. Vibration is a method commonly used to consolidate concrete and remove the excessive entrapped air. Vibrations are introduced to freshly placed concrete using various tools. Producing a dense concrete without segregation requires an experienced vibrator operator that is able to minimize over or under consolidation. The industry currently relies on visual inspection for quality control, which may result in quality problems. Thus, there is no reliable method available to track the quality of concrete consolidation during concrete placement. There is a need to develop methods to reliably and rapidly record the vibration penetration patterns used to consolidate concrete, and use the information in real-time to guide operators in properly consolidating freshly placed concrete.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $20000.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    New Jersey Department of Transportation

    1035 Parkway Avenue
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08625
  • Project Managers:

    Lambert, David

    Szary, Pat

  • Performing Organizations:

    Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation

    Rutgers University
    100 Brett Rd
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8058
  • Principal Investigators:

    Gong, Jie

  • Start Date: 20130301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 33758

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543484
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC16, CAIT-UTC-027
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 15 2014 1:01AM